When Lower Extremity Dysfunction Contributes To Back Pain

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George C. Trachtenberg, DPM

   Editor’s note: For further reading, see “When Orthotics Can Treat Low Back Pain” in the April 2003 issue of Podiatry Today, “A Closer Look At Case Studies In Gait Analysis” in the August 2005 issue or the DPM Blog “Can A Shoe Lift Ease Back Pain From CAM Walkers?” at http://tinyurl.com/atp6vgo .

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Stanley Beekman DPMsays: December 7, 2012 at 11:00 am

Very informative and important paper.

I would just like to add that flexion of the spine can also be a result of the pelvis rotating posteriorly, which is called a posterior innominate. Comparing the PSIS to the ground in neutral calcaneal stance position to relaxed calcaneal stance position will help in ascertaining how orthoses will help in unilateral cases.

I am presently doing a study on the relationship of the lateral talus subluxation to the posterior innominate.

Eventually, we should become part of the team to treat the back.

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Vladimir Gertsik, DPMsays: December 30, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Are there any recommendations for soft vs hard heel lifts in back pain?

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